On National Quilting Day 2021, LWR hosted a virtual Quilt & Kit Affinity Pin Dedication Ceremony to honor the hardworking men and women who faithfully share their handmade gifts of love with neighbors in need. What a special time to honor your service and simply spend time together after a year of separation!
During the event, Melanie Gibbons, LWR's Director of Outreach & Engagement, led a prayer to dedicate the pin and honor our quilters and kit makers. Here's a modified version of that prayer you may use yourself when you receive your Affinity Pin, or even as a prayer to bless the quilts and kits you make:
Thank you for this beautiful community you have stitched together across the United States and across the world. We celebrate all that brings us together in this community, and dedicate our faithfulness, creativity and compassion to this ministry.
Please bless the work we do together, those our quilts comfort and warm, and everyone involved in transporting, protecting and distributing these gifts of our hearts and hands. Open us to see your face in one another whether in person, through the miracle of technology, or even in the warm embrace of our imagination.
Thank you for inviting us in to be part of these bright, beautiful, colorful bursts of your kingdom into the world!
We invite you to watch a recording of the ceremony here.